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Re: Attached Verbs

From:Ed Heil <ejh@...>
Date:Friday, February 23, 2001, 0:05
Ah, hadn't thought of something like the allative.  I can see that.

On Wed, 21 Feb 2001, Nik Taylor wrote:

> Ed Heil wrote: > > > > I was with you up till here. I don't think 'become' would naturally be > > treated any differently than 'be.' > > Well, become is a process, the "object" could be in another case, like > an allative or something. Finnish uses the translative for the "object" > of verbs of change, e.g., "Poika kasvoi mieheksi" = "The boy grew into a > man". Granted, ergative/absolutive still seems highly unlikely to be > used in a case like that. > > -- > Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon > A nation without a language is a nation without a heart - Welsh proverb > ICQ: 18656696 > AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42 >